Libya looks to new Human Rights credentials

Tripoli, 26 February 2013:

Libya has every intention of fully respecting human rights in all their various forms, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has told the UN’s Human Rights Council.

Speaking yesterday, Monday, at its 22nd sessi0n in Geneva, the Prime Minister said that two years after the revolution the country was still hurting from the consequences of the Qaddafi dictatorship and still rebuilding its infrastructure. Nonetheless, he stated, a Human Rights Commission had been created and all laws restricting the enjoyment of human rights had been repealed.

Moreover, Libya had ratified several human rights international instruments including . . .

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